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Top Ten Recipes of Last Year

The Top Ten Recipes of last year is my annual list, based on reader favorites and the blog statistics. These are the recipes that readers consistently go to, cook, share, and LOVE! Here we go, your top ten favorites from 2021! Some of them are a surprise to me—and some that are missing are a …

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Hershey's Chocolate Cake is absolutely the best chocolate cake there is! Cocoa gives it a rich chocolate flavor and it's never dry!

Hershey's Chocolate Cake

Hershey's Chocolate Cake is absolutely the best chocolate cake there is! Cocoa gives it a rich chocolate flavor and it's never dry! Cover with my chocolate cream cheese icing and you'll have your guests coming back for seconds! My birthday cake request has always been chocolate, and the more the better. I want chocolate cake …

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These award winning chocolate chip cookies are soft in the middle and a little crispy around the edges—with extra brown sugar and two kinds of chocolate! Hundreds of reviews say these are some of the best!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

This award winning chocolate chip cookies recipe makes cookies that are soft in the middle and a little crispy around the edges—with extra brown sugar and two kinds of chocolate!  These homemade chocolate chip cookies are full of rich chocolate, brown sugar, and vanilla and they're big and have just the right amount of crispiness around …

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Close up of chocolate caramel shortbread bars on a napkin.

Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars

These Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars are decadent and delicious! They are covered in a rich nutella ganache and topped with a brown sugar streusel then a generous drizzle of salted caramel sauce. These shortbread bars will have your guests coming back for seconds and thirds! You're going to love how easy this recipe for Chocolate …

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A slice of chocolate peanut butter pie on a plate.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie that with a creamy, rich filling poured over a chocolatey crust and covered with a chocolate glaze—this is the perfect dessert if you're a chocolate and peanut butter lover! Chocolate and peanut butter together are two of my great loves—I'm old enough to remember the old commercials where a Hershey's chocolate …

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Chocolate Molten Lava Cake with bittersweet chocolate and cocoa has a luscious, gooey, chocolate center and can be made ahead! Perfect date night dessert!

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake with bittersweet chocolate and cocoa has a luscious, gooey, chocolate center and can be made ahead! Perfect date night dessert! If you're searching for the perfect romantic dessert to accompany a dinner for two, this chocolate molten lava cake, with its rich, flowing melted chocolate, is probably about as perfect as …

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Closeup photo of a spoonful of chocolate chip cookie in a mug on a white plate.

Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug

Chocolate chip cookie in a mug is fast, easy, decadent, chocolatey, and just right for a quick, small dessert to share...Or not! If you've spent any time at all on Pinterest searching for things you ought not be searching for—like a one minute chocolate chip cookie in a mug, seriously, who does that!—then you've probably …

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Slices of chocolate chip banana bread on a plate.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is made with cream cheese to keep it tender and moist. With lots of chocolate chips, this one is a special treat! This Chocolate Chip Banana Bread freezes well so it's a great make ahead dish for vacation or to keep in the fridge for when you need to deliver a …

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Peanut Butter Pound Cake topped with chocolate glaze and covered in Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

Peanut Butter Pound Cake

Peanut Butter Pound Cake topped with chocolate glaze and crumbled Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. If they could put Heaven on a plate, this would be it. So this happened. I made this Peanut Butter Pound Cake on Saturday and it ran smack dab into a bowl of chocolate glaze and then fell over into a …

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Salted Caramel Sheet Cake is a moist and easy cake with a homemade caramel frosting. If you're feeding a crowd, you'll have a happy party!

Salted Caramel Sheet Cake

Salted Caramel Sheet Cake is a moist and easy cake with a homemade caramel frosting. If you're feeding a crowd, you'll have a happy party! I know I have bombarded y'all with desserts this week, but I have to share one more. First though, a little housekeeping. If you're receiving my posts via email and you're getting …

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breakfast cookies with tea

Breakfast Cookies

Hearty, healthy breakfast cookies made with whole wheat flour and filled with dates, walnuts, oats, and chocolate--nutritious with a touch of sweetness. When you're a busy, working parent or a stay-at-home parent with kids and you're trying to get everyone fed and off to school, breakfast can be challenging. It's easy to put instant oatmeal in the …

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English butter toffee

English Butter Toffee

This easy Butter Toffee recipe is better than store bought and makes a great holiday food gift! Dear Readers, Thank you. That comes from the bottom of my heart, from the tips of my toes, from the places deep down inside that nobody ever sees or talks to but my imaginary friend. Each time I …

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Chocolate Nutella Ganache

Chocolate Nutella Ganache is easy to make and serves as a perfect compliment to brownies, cookies, cakes, or pies! And it's a great make-ahead dish! You should make this chocolate nutella ganache today because...well, because it's Wednesday. Because you will love it and want to put it on everything. Because it just feels like something …

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Homemade Chocolate Chip Muffins—better than a mix, moist, and filled with real chocolate chips!

Homemade Chocolate Chip Muffins

Homemade Chocolate Chip Muffins—better than a mix, moist, and filled with real chocolate chips! These easy chocolate chip muffins are great for breakfast, brunch, afternoon or midnight snack! You know what's lovely? A summer rain on a July afternoon to cool things off...a screened porch on which to sit and listen to the patter of the …

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Chocolate Chess Pie

Chocolate Chess Pie is a favorite Southern dessert that's so simple—with just a few pantry ingredients, you can have this pie on the table in about an hour! A while back I wrote about playing at my friend's house after church on Sundays, and about her Mama's chocolate chess pie. Well, after digging through some …

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Side view of a slice of new york-style cheesecake with strawberries on top.

Classic Cheesecake Recipe

Classic Cheesecake Recipe for a New York style cheesecake that is perfect every time! It's rich, creamy and luscious and can be served plain or with a caramel, chocolate, or raspberry topping. My family tends to disagree about a lot of things. We are almost all on a different place on the political spectrum. Some …

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Easy brownies made with melted butter and cocoa, all in one bowl! These brownies are fudgy, moist, and so good!

Easy Brownies

Easy brownies made with melted butter and cocoa, all in one bowl! These brownies are fudgy, moist, and so good! Dear Brownie, When my friends in the Let’s Lunch club selected Grief Bacon: Your Comfort Food in Times of Great Stress/Grief as the theme for January’s post, I have to admit I didn’t immediately decide …

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Raspberry and Strawberry Trifle

Easy Raspberry and Strawberry Trifle with layers of raspberry sauce, whipped cream, chocolate, and crushed shortbread cookies. This one is delightful for any of your special celebrations—or just Wednesday night! A trifle can be so many things...leftover brownies (is there such a thing?!) layered with whipped cream, or layers of fruit and whipped cream, or banana …

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